Meeting Minutes February 17, 2015

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA February 17, 2015

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE : Gayel Childress       INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Robert Long
7:15 BREAKFAST: Eggs!
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:  Mariann Niglio, Marc Whitman, Jerry Banahan, Lola Haag and our exchange student, Antonia Seitz
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell and Scott McArthur
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Robert Long
BIRTHDAYS: No Birthdays this week
ANNIVERSARIES:  John & Lola Haag 2/17 (We sang to them!)
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Doing the Right Thing- Youth Ethics and Leadership Forum.  March 18th.  3-6pm   Ojai Art Center

Joint project Ojai and Ojai West Rotary Clubs.  Looking for participants.  Please talk to Donna Jones if you can help. 

K-9″s for Warriors- District 5240 joint project to raise $30,000 for 2 service canines for men and women veterans.  Flyers were on the tables

 

.  Capt. Jason Haag, USMC (Ret.) & Axel

RCOW Board of Directors meeting Thursday February 19th – 7am at Eggs n Potatoes
Bob Denne reminds us that OWF is a Club event and every member is expected to participate. Also, the work isn’t just on the Sunday of the event, but also on the Saturday and Monday that bracket it.
Next Ojai Wine Festival meeting Thursday Feb. 26th 6 pm at Dave and Angela”s home

OWF Coordinators:                                                     Need for OWF Coordinators:

Vendors-Kathy Doubleday                                   Advertising

Website- Tania Parker, Dogs Fly Design            VIP: Coordinator, Nicky Crawford

Set up – David May                                                 PR

Sponsors- Jim Halverson & Bob Denne              Boat

Restaurant Coordinator- Ross Atkinson              Bands & Sound

Group Sales- Stephanie Midgett                           Posters & Postcards Distribution

 Silent Auction – Joanne Caldwell                    Tasting Sheet casino Ad Sales

Volunteer Coordinator- Bob Denne

Signs Coordinator – Mike Caldwell

Social March 31- Spouse & Partner Appreciation Evening Location TBD.  Anyone interested in helping plan talk to Gayle.
Upcoming Speakers

Feb. 17 – Wine Festival 2015 – David May

Feb. 24 – Cuba Today – Tony Thacher

March 3- TBD

March 10-Food For Thought – Lori Hamor

March 17- Three for Joy – Celtic music by young Ojai Group – St. Patrick”s celebration

7:45 HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT: Holly Wiggins is happy for a visit from her father-in-law and for the 5th anniversary of meeting Damon; Linda Burr for teaching Monopoly to a granddaughter; Linda Taylor for the joint Niger project with RCO, and especially for Bob Skanky’s essential guidance and energy, and for her forthcoming family trip to New Zealand;  Lola Haag for her 47 years married to John; and Reggie Wood for his daughter making her way to New Dehli
 
 
7:50 FINE MASTER – Paul Thomas:  We were soundly fined for not knowing how many famous people and celebrities lives were cut short, but John Haag correctly guessed that Buchanan was the President that served his whole term as a bachelor, Dr Jim knew 4 presidents have been assassinated, Linda Taylor knew Reagan was the oldest to be elected President, and Marc Whitman knew that Vincent Van Gogh’s untimely demise was by self-inflicted gunshot wound.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER –  Wine Festival 2015 – David May.  
8:00 Brief Summary:   We voted (sort of) to have a brochure insert for the Ojai Valley News similar to what the Tennis Tournament does. There was also discussion about paying a Vons store a hefty charge for a highly visible poster near a store entrance for a week. Dave mentioned that one of the stores, he thinks in T.O., gets foot traffic averaging 22,000 in a week. Bob Denne got the Hyundai dealer to re-up as a $5,000 sponsor (way to go, Bob!). Attendance was down a few hundred last year, and we would like to recover that, but no major changes are in store. Still need volunteers to lead the advertising and PR, and to assist Nicky Crawford with the VIP area. Please come to the next OWF meeting even if you are uncertain where you would like to help.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”  
Benjamin Franklin  

Meeting Minutes February 24, 2015

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING Minutes February 24, 2015

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE : Austin Cline   INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Bill Shouse
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:  Charlie Campbell, Marion Nigelo, Tony Thacher and Student of the Month Hudson Handle, Ramona his sister, and Jane his Mother.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott and Richard McArthur
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Michelle Henson
BIRTHDAYS: CJ McLeod 2/22
ANNIVERSARIES:  None this week
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Doing the Right Thing- Youth Ethics and Leadership Forum.  March 18th.  3-6pm   Ojai Art Center

Joint project Ojai and Ojai West Rotary Clubs.  Looking for participants.  Please talk to Donna Jones. 

Coming Soon:

Rotary Club of Ojai West Club Runner website.  To be used as a communication tool for members, linked with District 5240 & RI Foundation & can be easily updated by a number of club members.  Will include a web based newsletter for members. 

Go to http://portal.clubrunner.ca/ojaiwest for a preview.  Site will be up and running by April 1st.

K-9’s for Warriors- District 5240 joint project to raise $30,000 for 2 service canines for men and women veterans.  See flyers on your table

 

Bill Shouse is back from “darling” PETS and with a sign.

Linda Burr announced Larry Beckett and Dr. Skankey are back from their successful Niger trip and plan to come to the club with a program of their trip.

 

 

.  Capt. Jason Haag, USMC (Ret.) & Axel

 

Next Ojai Wine Festival meeting Tuesday Feb. 24th 6 pm at Dave and Angela’s home

OWF Coordinators:                                                     Need for OWF Coordinators:

Vendors-Kathy Doubleday                                   Advertising

Website- Tania Parker, Dogs Fly Design            VIP – Nikki Crawford

Set up – David May                                                 PR

Sponsors- Jim Halverson & Bob Denne              Boat – Reggie

Restaurant Coordinator- Ross Atkinson             

Group Sales- Stephanie Midgett                           Posters & Postcards Distribution

 Silent Auction – Joanne Caldwell                         Tasting Sheet Ad Sales

Volunteer Coordinator- Bob Denne

Signs Coordinator – Mike Caldwell

Social March 31- Spouse & Partner Appreciation Dinner Location Ojai Café Emporium patio.  5:30-7pm  THANKS TO GAYLE FOR ORGANIZING.
Upcoming Speakers

Feb. 24 – Cuba Today – Tony Thacher

March 3- The Global Climate Challenge-Don Price

Don worked for the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District for 30 years as a Public Engineer.  Currently retired, Don has spoken to many high school students, service and local business organizations. 

March 10-Food For Thought – Lori Hamor – Executive Director

March 17- Three for Joy – Celtic music by young Ojai Group – St. Patrick’s celebration

7:45 HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT: Jack McClenahan, happy to have Tony as our speaker today as he was so instrumental in the organization of Ojai West.  Linda Burr was happy Club Runner is up and running.  Michelle Henson is happy Villanova will be represented at this year’s RYLA along with our exchange student Antonia Seitz, Bob Denne is our president, Pat McPherson is happy a court date of March 11th is set for Golden State Water law suit.  Rick Gould was happy for his quail hunting adventure in Georgia.
  Student of the Month Hudson Handle was introduced by Kendal Neely, his math teacher at Nordhoff.  Hudson was adopted at age 5 and has excelled in math and sports and is always helpful and positive.
 
7:50 FINE MASTER – Rev. Jeff Wilhelm  Oscars and Movie Trivia 
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Cuba Today- Tony Thacher
8:00 Brief Summary Tony Thacher provided a wonderful history of Cuba and the trip’s many adventures. Great art program and wonderful food.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The traveler was active; (s)he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; (s)he expects interesting things to happen to him. (S)He goes “sight-seeing.” – Daniel J. Boorstin  
 

Meeting Minutes February 10, 2015

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING MINUTES February 10, 2015

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE :  Rick Turner     INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Bob Denne
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS  Guests: Tony Green,  Sean Saxby, Donna Pagano, John Clegg
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott McArthur, Richard McArthur, Mike Caldwell
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Kathy Doubleday
BIRTHDAYS: No Birthdays this week
ANNIVERSARIES:  No Anniversaries this week
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Doing the Right Thing- Youth Ethics and Leadership Forum.  March 18th.  3-6pm   Ojai Art CenterJoint project Ojai and Ojai West Rotary Clubs.  Looking for participants.  Please talk to Donna Jones.  See flyer on table.  There is a meeting tonight at 5pm at Soule Park Restaurant 2/10/15.
RCOW Board of Directors meeting Thursday February 19th – 7am at Eggs n Potatoes
Next Ojai Wine Festival meeting Tuesday Feb. 24th 6 pm at Dave and Angela’s home OWF Coordinators:                                                     Need for OWF Coordinators:Vendors-Kathy Doubleday                                   AdvertisingWebsite- Tania Parker, Dogs Fly Design            VIP Set up – David May                                                 PR

Sponsors- Jim Halverson & Bob Denne              Boat

Restaurant Coordinator- Ross Atkinson              Bands & Sound

Group Sales- Stephanie Midgett                           Posters & Postcards Distribution

   Silent Auction – Joanne Caldwell                    Tasting Sheet Ad Sales

Volunteer Coordinator- Bob Denne

Signs Coordinator – Mike Caldwell

Social March 31- Spouse & Partner Appreciation Evening Location TBD.  Anyone interested in helping plan talk to Linda Burr.
Upcoming SpeakersFeb. 17 – Food For Thought – Laurie HamorFeb. 24 – Cuba Today – Tony ThacherMarch 3- TBDMarch 10-TBD

March 17- Three for Joy – Celtic music by young Ojai Group – St. Patrick’s celebration

Presentation of Rotary Club of Ojai West check to Girls Empowerment Program –  Tobi Greene.
Thank you were received from the Students of many of the schools.  Linda read several of the 3rd grade letters.
7:45 HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
Richard McArthur Students spelt Dictionary correctly.
Donna Jones 2 Students from Villanova registered for RYLA
Rick Turner Really happy to be back.
 
7:50 FINE MASTER – Dennis Guernsey: Facts about 2014 – Mostly sports Champions
Bill Shouse, Phil Adams, Mike Caldwell, Pat McPherson, Jim Halverson, Richard McArthur, Paul Thomas, John Clegg, Kathy Doubleday, Rob Long, Lou Torres
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – Family Love Letter- Donna Pagano – Helping families get their house in order.
8:00 Brief Summary- Donna presented a product that she has developed that guides an individual or couple through the process of leaving behind all the information that is needed for your family to take care of your personal business.  It gives you opportunities to leave passwords, financial information, business information, desires for your belongings, and personal wisdom that you want to pass on.  She handed them out and there was a raffle.
THOUGHTS  FOR THE DAY“Love seeks only one thing: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the secondary things to take care of themselves.  Love, therefore, is its own reward.”Thomas Merton“Love is a better teacher than duty.”Albert Einstein

   
 

February 2, 2015

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA February 2, 2015

TIME

ACTIVITY AND NOTES

7:00

FELLOWSHIP

7:10

PLEDGE :   Brady Crawford      INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Jack McClenahan
7:15

BREAKFAST

7:30

WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Greg lepine, Nordhoff Interact
advisor and Jessica Avila, Interactor co-president, The Crawford’s, Sarah
Beeby, our speaker Alexia Park’s. Addy was there to sell Girl Scout cookies
and was on fire! She was assisted by Mom and Dad. Brady was worn out after
the pledge.

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS

7:35

SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike, Richard

SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Bill Shouse

ANNIVERSARIES:  Pat & Julie McPherson 2/4

ANNOUNCEMENTS

7:40

STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in
Your Own Backyard-review

RCOW Board of Directors meeting Thursday February 19th – 7am at Eggs n
Potatoes

Social March 31

Upcoming Speakers

Feb. 2 Alexia Parks-Darwin’s Remarkable Women – “The key to our sustainable
future Is hardwired in the female brain.”

Feb. 10 Author Donna Pagano –  Family Love Letters “By pulling important
documents together and leaving critical details in one place men and women
are getting their house in order for the good of those they care about the
most.”

Feb. 17 – Food For Thought – Laurie Hamor

Feb. 24 – Cuba Today – Tony Thacher

NORDHOFF Interact Club President Jessica A. presents check to End Polio Now
of $500

7:45

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT: Bill Shouse for 4th grandch9ld, Bob because Sara was
here, others

Ethics in Leadership program to be held March 18th between 3-6. This is
where high school aged kids get exposed to ethics in leadership. Volunteers
to help needed. Contact Donna Jones for more info.

7:50

FINE MASTER – Mike Caldwell  multiple fines

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER –  Alexia Parks-Darwin’s Remarkable Women – “The key
to our sustainable future Is hardwired in the female brain.” Alexia Parks is
a Virtual Mentor with the United Nations, author of 13 books, and one of
Newsweek’s “50 People Who Matter Most On The Internet.” She is also Director
of the 10 TRAITS Women’s Leadership Program. It is the only leadership
training program in the world based on the New Science of the Female Brain.
She shows how we can learn to drive our own body chemistry to strengthen and
increase our capacity to achieve success in any endeavor we choose.

8:00

Brief Summary-studies have shown that men and women are different. Duh!
Women’s brains have evolved to be more cooperative, more problem solving,
more diplomatic, all traits to make them better leaders. Most higher
education students are now women and women are entering leadership roles
more and more throughout the world. There was more and since you probably
weren’t there, you missed it.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead

January 20, 2015

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA January 20, 2015

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE :   Pat McPherson      INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Bob Beebe
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Nearly the entire family of Courtney Dunn, Student of the Month, Joan Dockery and Barbara Frisk
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike, Richard and several others
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Lou Torres
BIRTHDAYS: Donna Jones 1/22
ANNIVERSARIES:  Dennis and Jennifer Guernsey 1/18
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 District 5240 Midterms January 17th very organized and we were done by 11:30.  Review of RI Foundation and membership goals.  
Foundation Gala at Reagan Library Jan. 30th 3pm Incoming Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran will be the  Keynote Speaker.
STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
RCOW Board of Directors meeting Thursday January 22 7am at Eggs n Potatoes
Upcoming Speakers:

Jan. 27  Dictionary Project – 12th YEAR

Feb. 2  Alexia Parks-Darwin’s Remarkable Women – “The key to our sustainable future Is hardwired in the female brain.”

Feb. 10 Author Donna Pagano –  Family Love Letters “By pulling important documents together and leaving critical details in one place men and women are getting their house in order for the good of those they care about the most.”

Jim Halverson – Student of the Month: Courtney Dunn nominated by Nordhoff teacher Merv Van Aucker.
7:45 HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT: Bob Beeby, Donna Jones, Steve Frank, Nick Oatway, Rick Gould and Cam Campbell
7:50 FINE MASTER – NONE
In place of Fining, Mike Caldwell shared photos of the installation of Ted Gall’s Horse Sculpture at Rotary Park
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – Club Assembly – President Linda – Election of 2015-2016 Board of Directors.  Survey results review , what it means, where are we mid-year and who is doing what.  
8:00 Brief Summary
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step (we) take, (we) will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

 Mark Victor Hansen

January 6, 2015

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA January 6, 2015

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE :   WARD WRIGHT     INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  PHIL ADAMS
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: HALINA GARBACZ
BIRTHDAYS: Phil Adams 1/3.
ANNIVERSARIES:  None this week or last.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Welcome Back  – Great Christmas Party and hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and you are ready to start a New Year.
A Celebration of the Life of Bruce Dunwoody will be held at the Mira Valle Mobile Home Park Clubhouse,

1202 Loma Drive, Ojai on Sunday January 11, 2015 at 2pm. PLEASE park at  the Mira Monte School parking lot on the corner

of Rt. 33 and Loma Drive where a shuttle to the Clubhouse will be provided.

District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
3 Positions open on the Board- President Elect, Secretary and Sergeant at Arms. We have 3 candidates. To be announced Jan. 20th
Presentation of RCOW $1,000 check to Greg Lapine of Nordhoff Environmental Field Group.
Results of Rotary International RCOW giving-Jim Halverson
Upcoming Speakers:

Jan. 13  Rotary Cultural Youth Exchange -Georgia Ukraine & Russian music                                         and dance performance.  Will be performing at Libbey Bowl Jan. 10th

Jan. 20  Club Assembly

Jan. 27  Dictionary Project

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45
FINE MASTER – Paul Thomas
7:50
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER –Ventura County Workforce Investment Board – Heidi Hayes
8:00 Brief Summary
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.

Gillian Anderson

December 9, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA December 9, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Les Gardner    INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Jack McClenahan
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Michelle Henson
BIRTHDAYS: Mike Leigh 12/14.  Reggie Wood & Fr. Jeff 12/17. Richard McArthur 12/22.
ANNIVERSARIES:  Nick and Genevieve Oatway 12/25.  Phil and Tucker Adams 12/30.  Kathy and Greg Doubleday 12/31.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 December 16 Christmas Party – 5:30pm Ca Marco across from Soule Park Golf Course.  We will have the main dining room.  Dinner $22 per person.  Lola Haag will entertain with cool jazzy Christmas tunes and a special visit from Santa, too.
ROTARY OJAI WEST NO TUESDAY MORNING MEETING DEC. 16TH – COME TO CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!! ALSO DARK FOR HOLIDAYS 12/23 & 12/30.

Next regular meeting January 6th.

Rotary Ojai West Members Survey – Bill Shouse
District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
3 Positions open on the Board- President Elect, Secretary and Sargent at Arms.
Student of the Month – Jim Halverson presented Mariela Ramirez as Student of the Month with her teacher Kate Thomas from Nordhoff.  Mariela’s family also attended and she thanked them for all their support and her love of art. Mariela was awarded 1 of the 4 best artists in the Ojai Valley and currently has some of her dress designs on display at the Ojai City Hall.

Linda Burr thanked Bob Denne for his work on the Shade Sail Project, started 2 years ago and sponsored by our Club.  The project will start again and local business will be asked for financial help.

Linda Burr read a thank you card from Bill Murphy of the CREW thanking the club for the $500 donation.

Next week’s speaker – No Speaker we are dark.  Upcoming programs:

Jan. 7    Workforce Investment Force of Ventura County    Karen Blufer

Jan. 13 Rotary Cultural Youth Exchange show you tube video-Georgia Ukraine & Russian music                                         and dance performance.  Will be performing at Libbey Bowl Jan. 10th

Jan. 20  Club Assembly

Jan. 27 Dictionary Project – Richard provided an update, the dictionaries have arrived and he will tell us when the “Sticker” party at his house will be.  Ask him for specific school requests.

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Mike Caldwell – X-mas trees in his orchard, Alexia Parks, guest, the virtual mentor United Nations Program, Linda Taylor, happy to see her former student Kate Thomas, Stephanie, for Delaney’s Veterans Video and for Sharon Cline and the beautiful holiday wreaths made by the Garden Club. Pat is for his son’s business connection in China, Nick, for the celebration of art and the reminder of Rotary’s funding of $1,000 to art scholarships.  Father Jeff is happy to see future artists at Rotary.
FINE MASTER – Michael Caldwell
7:50 Mike fined Linda Burr, Linda Taylor, Lou Torres, Bob Beeby, Nick Oatway, Bob Denne, Jack McClenahan, Paul Thomas, Cam, Helena, Austin, & John Haag on topics ranging from music, history
Famous sayings, movie stars and the fasting speeding ticket issued, 242 MPH!
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – Shauna Mistratta- California Global Youth Exchange
8:00 Shauna Mistretta is the Director & Developer of the Amala Foundation, based out of Austin TX. www.amalafoundation.org a program that support youth as they heal from the wounds of war, abuse and neglect.  On June 15th-20th, 2015 the 3rd. Annual California Global Youth Peace Summit will be held in Northern CA. The sponsorship for a youth to attend the summit is $600.  The Ojai Girl’s Empowerment Program is also involved in this program.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

A crucial part of peace education is exposing students to the personal joys of service, giving them a chance to become, in Martin Luther King Jr.’s words “other centered” not” self centered”.

Meeting Minutes RCOW November 18, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA November 18, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:    Halina Garbacz                INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Donna Jones
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Marty Babayco, K. Neely, Garrett Woll and his family for student of the month.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Richard McArthur
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Nick Oatway
  BIRTHDAYS: Rene Briggs 11/18    Ross Atkinson 11/19    Rick Turner 11/21 
  ANNIVERSARIES: Louanne and Ken Fay
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 RCOW 30th Anniversary Tuesday Nov. 11- recap
  Mira Monte Fall Festival recap
  Type 2 (Wild Polio) Virus eradicated for 2 years- one more year left to confirm.  Type 3 eradicated in 1999.  Type 1 in 3 countries. 
  District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
  STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
  She Loves Me- Musical directed by Marty Babyco with Jim Halverson performance.
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 11.20.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  Jim Halverson Nordhoff Student of the Month – Garrett Woll nominated by Andrew Buck and presentation by Kendall Neely
  Next week’s speaker – Capt. Jason Haags – K-9’s for Warriors – DVD from District Conference

 

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Holly- Zoey’s 1st Birthday party was fun!
  Kathy- 6th Anniversary of their Homecoming from Ukraine with their boys!
  Linda Taylor- Polio NID coming up.
  Bill Shouse- For his Granddaughter born!
  Bob- Trip to Tahoe
  Stephanie- For the Crawford’s and all their talents with the Fall Festival at Mira Monte School.
FINE MASTER –Reggie Wood On “The News”
7:50 Members were fined- Nick, Louanne, Paul T, Jim H, Father Jeff, Rick G
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – What is Hypnotherapy and How Can it Help Me? Paul Garth
8:00 Brief Summary- Paul Garth Discussed his role as a Hypnotherapist and what it is all about.  He discussed cognitive dissonance, the role of hypnotherapy in suggestibility and the cleint’s perspection of control.  Change requires effecting this control and allowing conscious to override the subconscious. This subconscious is built in our childhood up to age 8 and a schematic was shown as a circle to represent the critical thinking and will power regions. 12% will power and 88% from the age of 8 and becomes our subconscious. Hypnotherapy will assist in getting to the subconscious mind that drives much of our actions.
 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Meeting Minutes RCOW December 2, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA December 2, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:   Jack McClenahan

 INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Bob Beeby

7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:

John & Linda Lambert, Nita Whaley, Don Anderson, and John Russell

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell & Richard McArthur
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Paul Thomas
  BIRTHDAYS: Mike Leigh 12/14.  Reggie Wood & Fr. Jeff 12/17. Richard McArthur 12/22.
  ANNIVERSARIES:  Nick and Genevieve Oatway 12/25.  Phil and Tucker Adams 12/30.  Kathy and Greg Doubleday 12/31.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 December 16 Christmas Party – 5:30pm  Ca Marco across from Soule Park Golf Course.  We will have the main dining room.  Dinner $22 per person.  Lola Haag will entertain with cool jazzy Christmas tunes and a special visit from Santa, too.
  ROTARY OJAI WEST NO TUESDAY MORNING MEETING DEC. 16TH – COME TO CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!! ALSO DARK FOR HOLIDAYS 12/23 & 12/30.

Next regular meeting after the holidays is January 6th.

  Rotary Ojai West Members Survey – Bill Shouse
  District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
  STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
  3 Positions open on the Board- President Elect, Secretary and Sargent at Arms.
  Next week’s speaker – Come and be surprised!

 

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Jack McClenahan – Up in Berkeley for Thanksgiving at daughters home.  Cal football team played well enough  to lose.

Rob Long – Glad to play paddle ball with Lou.

Tom F.  – Happy to almost be done with physical therapy.  Won’t have to get on the roof to put up Christmas lights this year.

Dr. Gould – Happy for quail hunting in Georgia, spending time in San Diego.

Ward – Happy to give$$$ to rid polio.

Mike Caldwell – Happy for rain.

 

   
FINE MASTER – Fr. Jeff

Tom Farmer   – Sir Isaac Newton, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Buffet and Jesus have what in common? 

Ans : All born on Christmas.

Linda Taylor – Which is the most famous Christmas Ballet? Ans: Nutcracker

Steve Frank – Where was mommy kissing Santa Claus?  Ans:  Underneath the mistletoe.

Bob B. – Who wrote the song  “Here Comes Santa Claus?” Ans: Gene Autry

Kathy Doubleday – What does Alvin the Chipmunk want for Christmas? Ans: Hula Hoop

Jack M.  – What 3 of Santa’s reindeer start with the same letter?  Ans: Dasher, Dancer, Donner

Ross – What should little children leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve?  Ans: Milk & cookies

Rob Long – What Christmas Plant does the word “Viscum” describe? Ans: Mistletoe

John H. – Name of Scrooge’s dead business partner? Ans: Jacob Marley

Reggie – Who tried to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville?  Ans: The Grinch

Richard – What color was the Grinch? Ans: Green

Mike C. – What Christmas food is made from “Marsh-worts?” Ans: Cranberry Sauce

Phil – What do Jamie Lee Curtis, Jessica Chastain, Jacques Cousteau and Jesus Christ all have in common?  Ans:  same initials J.C.

Stephanie – Where did the turkey originate? Ans: North America

Nick Oatway – In which author’s novel is it “always winter but never Christmas?” Ans CS Lewis

Bob Denne – Which soda company first used Santa Claus in an ad? Ans: Coca Cola

Austin – Which President was the first to decorate the White House Christmas Tree? Ans: Franklin Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

7:50  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – Living Treasures
8:00 Brief Summary

Today we had John Russell, John & Linda Lambert, Nita Whaley, and Don Anderson talk to us about their feelings being voted as Ojai’s newest Living Treasures.  John Russell spoke about the improvements to the hospital and thanked Help of Ojai for their continued support to the community.  Linda Lambert enjoyed her time teaching at Little House. John Lambert discussed his time with the Library.  Nita mentioned how it was important to her to give back to such a wonderful community.

 

 

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

No person was ever honored for what he (or she) received. Honor is given by what he (or she) gave. — Calvin Coolidge

 

 

Meeting Minutes November 25, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA November 25, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Rob Long   INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Bob Denne
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:  Gayel’s grandchildren, Gabriela Vargas, Sheryl McArthur and Bill Murphy
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Lou Torres
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: Steve and Karen Frank 11/26  Linda Del Nagro Burr and David Del Nagro 11/30
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 December 16 Christmas Party – Place to be announced
  Foundation Pledges can be turned in at meeting at sign in table or mailed.   Prepare separate checks for Annual Fund and Polio Plus contributions. Use memo portion of check to designate which type contributions are being made. NO DESCRIPTION IN MEMO = ANNUAL FUND
  District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
  STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
  3 Positions open on the Board- President Elect, Secretary and Sargent at Arms.
  She Loves Me- Musical directed by Marty Babyco with Jim Halverson performance.
  Stephanie Midgett- Disaster Preparedness Chair  Announced Frankie Conrad as new member of committee
  Presentation of donation to Ojai Valley Mexican Fiesta and C.R.E.W.
  Next week’s speaker – Living Treasures 2014-2015

 

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Bob Beebe – Enjoyed “She Loves Me”, Ross Atkinson – Granddaughter’s first birthday,
  Pat McPherson – Recovery from Leukemia, Rob Long – Daughter’s anniversary
  Bob Denne – New Granddaughter, Gayel – Grandchildren
  Linda Taylor – Support for Measure J, Linda Burr – Daughter’s success
  Michelle Henson – Grandsons & C.R.E.W., Richard McArthur – Success of Dictionary Project
FINE MASTER – Councilmember Paul Blatz – Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia
7:50 Rob Long, Richard McArthur, Pat McPherson, Kathy Doubleday, Bill Shouse, Mike Caldwell
  Stephanie Midgett, Bob Beeby, Ross Atkinson and Jim Halverson
  7 correct answers, 3 Incorrect answers
   
   
   
   
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – Capt. Jason Higgs – K-9 for Warriors DVD from District Conference
8:00 Brief Summary – Service dogs for soldiers suffering from PTSD and other head Injuries. Capt. Higgs suffered from PTSD and through participation in this program he has overcome some of the serious consequences of PTSD. “Every 65 minutes a veteran with PTSD commits suicide.” Not one veteran, having received one of these service dogs, has committed suicide. At present it costs $15,000 to train one dog and there is a 1 ½ year wait to receive one of these dogs.
 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
– Unknown
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

Woodrow Wilson

 

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